Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday quietly Friday, with no formal engagements planned, Reuters reported.

>> Read more trending news 

Artillery gun salutes at the Tower of London and in Hyde Park marked the occasion, as the world’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch spent her birthday privately.

Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926, in Bruton Street in central London, Reuters reported. She became queen in 1952 at age 25, ascending to the throne upon the death of her father, George VI.

Despite her age, she still regularly carries out official duties. However, she has curtailed her engagements, passing them along to her son and heir, Prince Charles; and her grandsons, princes William and Harry.

Asked if she was feeling well during a trip to Northern Ireland last year, she quipped “Well, I'm still alive,” Reuters reported.

The queen has an official birthday in June which is publicly marked with a large parade of soldiers through central London, according to Reuters.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Things to do in Northern Palm Beach County Sept. 21-27
Things to do in Northern Palm Beach County Sept. 21-27

Birding by Kayak, 9 a.m., MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach. Take a guided kayak tour with a ranger, paddling through Lake Worth Lagoon to Munyon Island, with sights set on spotting estuary birds and migratory songbirds on the island. $25 single kayak, $40 double kayak. Space is limited. Reservation required. Call...
UPDATE: Man in missing girl case to be held on civil charge
UPDATE: Man in missing girl case to be held on civil charge

Linda Parsons’ emotions ranged from despair to a glimmer of hope. Believing that the man found responsible for her daughter Andrea’s disappearance more than 20 years ago soon would go free, she warned that a “dangerous man” would be returning to the street. Chester Duane Price will be released from state prison Thursday, but...
UPDATE: Woman, 79, last seen in Boca Raton Wednesday afternoon found
UPDATE: Woman, 79, last seen in Boca Raton Wednesday afternoon found

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Patricia Guatella returned home safely, according to Boca Raton police Original Story: A 79-year-old woman with early-onset dementia has not been seen since she left her job for an appointment in Boca Raton Wednesday afternoon, according to city police. Patricia Guatella left her job on the 1600 block of northwest Vista, just north...
Prosecutor says argument over woman sparked 2015 Delray murder
Prosecutor says argument over woman sparked 2015 Delray murder

From the looks of a surveillance video that captured his last moments, Jammar Gammage appeared to think the offer of a hug to Dion Antonio Graham’s brother would be enough to quell an argument with Dion Graham, one that cost him his life. This was no provoked attack, Assistant State Attorney Takisha Richardson told a Palm Beach County jury Wednesday...
NEW: Inmate who died after jumping from bus had been accused of murder
NEW: Inmate who died after jumping from bus had been accused of murder

The man who died this week after jumping onto Florida’s Turnpike from an inmate transport bus in Lake Worth had been accused of fatally stabbing his roommate, according to Miami-Dade County court records. Authorities say that in December 2015, Camilo Andres Quintero, 23, stabbed his roommate multiple times in their apartment in Kendall....
More Stories